Vote Clinton for perpetual war
by Sam Rolley
GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump told a crowd gathered at a recent campaign stop that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama created the Islamic terror threat, as he touted his plan to quash the group.
“I’m pretty good at signals, and I see a lot of things happening,” Trump said at a crowded event in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Trump told the audience that U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East would be in better shape if U.S. officials had done more to control oil assets in the regions now controlled by ISIS.
“I’ve predicted a lot of things, you have to say, including, ‘Get the oil, take the oil, keep the oil.’ Right? I’ve been saying that for three years, and everybody said, ‘Oh, I can’t do that. I mean, this is a sovereign country.’ There is no country!” Trump said.
By overthrowing Middle Eastern regimes and creating power vacuums with little U.S. control, Trump said, Obama and Clinton are directly responsible for the growing ISIS terror threat.
“They have a bunch of dishonest people,” he said. “They’ve created ISIS. Hillary Clinton created ISIS with Obama — created with Obama. But I love predicting because you know, ultimately, you need somebody with vision.”
Trump is right, and he’s not alone
Rep. Michael McCaul, the Republican chairman of the committee, told an audience gathered at a recent Christian Science Monitor event that the nation faces its highest national security threat levels since 9/11 as a result of the duo’s incompetence.
“I would say that she and the president are responsible for ISIS rearing its ugly head. They have not effectively dealt with it and that’s going to be a huge campaign issue,” McCaul said.
Clinton’s policies “imploded Iraq and creates ISIS,” he added.
McCaul predicted that her culpability in the rise of ISIS will become a key talking point for the eventual Republican nominee.
“I think they are going to have a big advantage when it comes to the question of the American people, ‘Do you feel safer today than you did eight years ago,’” he said.
Clinton knows how badly she bungled her job at the State Department
Back during the summer of 2014, Obama and Clinton were playing a blame game over the rise of ISIS as the former top diplomat attempted to distance herself from the administration’s abysmal foreign policy ahead of the 2016 election season.
“The failure to help build up a credible fighting force of the people who were the originators of the protests against Assad — there were Islamists, there were secularists, there was everything in the middle — the failure to do that left a big vacuum, which the jihadists have now filled,” Clinton said during an interview.
Top Democrats later said that Obama categorized Clinton’s remarks as “horseshit” during a private meeting.
Clinton, at the time, also criticized the Obama administration over the president’s trademark “don’t do stupid stuff” foreign policy motto.
“Great nations need organizing principles and ‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle,” Clinton said.
White House senior adviser David Axelrod hit back at Clinton over that remark on Twitter, saying: “Just to clarify: ‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ means stuff like occupying Iraq in the first place, which was a tragically bad decision.”
Clinton, as you might remember, supported the Iraq invasion. Obama did not. But during Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, he gave the go-ahead for equally damaging U.S. intervention to aid the ill-fated Arab Spring.
The point here is that it’s pretty easy to see what kind of president Clinton would be on the foreign policy front: Her primary focus will be on continued destabilization and perpetual war.
If you haven’t yet caught on, another GOP presidential hopeful, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, recently laid it out on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
“It turns out that probably the most likely candidate to take us back to war is Hillary Clinton,” he said.
Paul continued: “The difference is President Obama and Hillary Clinton both supported arming the Syrian rebels, the Islamic rebels against [Syrian President Bashar] Assad. I wouldn’t have done that. They also supported toppling [Moammar] Gadhafi in Libya.”
The biggest question in all this: Where are all the anti-war Democrats as Clinton continues to lead in polls?